The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) granted autonomous and deregulated status to Ateneo de Davao University last April 14.

AdDU is one of the three universities awarded from Davao City for three years, starting from April 1, 2016 to May 21, 2019.

AdDU was able to uphold the three major requirements achieving this status: alignment and consistency of learning environment with the institution’s vision, mission, and goals; demonstration of exceptional learning and service outcomes; and culture of quality.

Some benefits and responsibilities to the school with autonomous and deregulated status are an exemption from the Special Order (SO) for graduates, regular monitoring and evaluation by CHED, and linkage to other foreign higher education institutions for an enhanced quality education.

72 universities and colleges nationwide have been granted by CHED.
By: Kenneth Unabia, Mark Mariscal & Kardy Ogtip


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